(To*lane") n. [From Toluene.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon, C14H10, related both to the acetylene
and the aromatic series, and produced artificially as a white crystalline substance; called also diphenyl
(Tol"booth`) n. See Tollbooth.
(Told) imp. & p. p. of Tell.
(Tole) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Toled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Toling.] [OE. tollen to draw, to entice; of uncertain
origin. Cf. Toll to ring a bell.] To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to
allure by some bait. [Written also toll.]
Whatever you observe him to be more frighted at then he should, tole him on to by insensible degrees,
till at last he masters the difficulty.
(To*le"do) n. A sword or sword blade made at Toledo in Spain, which city was famous in the
16th and 17th centuries for the excellence of its weapons.
(Tol`er*a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being tolerable. [R.] Fuller. Wordsworth.
(Tol"er*a*ble) a. [L. tolerabilis: cf. F. tolérable. See Tolerate.]
1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.
As may affect the earth with cold and heatMilton.
2. Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very excellent or pleasing, but such as can be
borne or received without disgust, resentment, or opposition; passable; as, a tolerable administration; a
tolerable entertainment; a tolerable translation. Dryden.
Tol"er*a*ble*ness, n. Tol"er*a*bly, adv.
(Tol"er*ance) n. [L. tolerantia: cf. F. tolérance.]
1. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance.
Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market place, shaking, to show his tolerance.Bacon.
2. The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive
3. (Med.) The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in
ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal.
Tolerance of the mint. (Coinage) Same as Remedy of the mint. See under Remedy.
(Tol"er*ant) a. [L. tolerans, p. pr. of tolerare to tolerate: cf. F. tolérant. See Tolerate.] Inclined
to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing; indulgent.